On May 3, the world celebrates World Asthma Day. The day is set aside to raise awareness about asthma and how sufferers can best prepare.
It is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
While asthma cannot be permanently cured, it can be effectively managed by sufferers.
According to the WHO, roughly 15 to 20 million Indians suffer from asthma, with sufferers of all ages (as of 2021).
Asthma Global Initiative hosts World Asthma Day. GINA is a 1993 WHO collaboration organisation. In 2022, GINA's topic is "Closing Gaps in Asthma Care."
World Asthma Day aims to fill asthma care shortages. However, prompt intervention does not always help all patients avoid “preventable suffering”.
In other words, “equal access to diagnosis and treatment (medicine)”. Improvements in asthma communication and patient education are also being made.
On behalf of GINA, international respiratory communities are encouraged to collaborate with patients and healthcare professionals to create global asthma care solutions.
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